About NBFA

New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) is a tuition-free, progressive public charter school located in Bridgeport, CT. NBFA offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is proudly distinguished by:

  • A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom
  • Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices
  • Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom
  • Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral and Fairfield Prep

School Day
7:50 – 8:05 Arrival: doors open at 7:50 AM
8:05 – 1:45 Instruction Period
1:50 Dismissal


Dress Code
NBFA is a uniform-optional school. Appropriate shoes must be worn for students to be able to participate in an active learning environment. The administration reserves the right to deem any student dressed inappropriately. Pre-K and Kindergarten students are required to have a duplicate set of clothing at school in case of emergency.

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